West Oahu Highlights

Send West Oahu items to cchang@midweek.com by Dec. 24 to be considered for the Dec. 31 edition, or call 529-4850.

MOVIE MARATHON Ewa Beach Library presents a marathon screening of holiday-related films from 1 to 8 p.m. Dec. 22, from Elf to The Polar Express. Call 689-1204.

SOVEREIGNTY Makakilo’s Kioni Dudley co-hosts The Sovereignty Conversation: Community Forums from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 22 on ‘Olelo channel 53. Visit thesovereigntyconversation.org.

BLOOD DRIVES Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives from 7 to 11:30 a.m. Dec. 22 at Waikele Center, 7:30 a.m.-noon Dec. 26 at Kapolei Shopping Center, 7-11 a.m. Dec. 28 at Foodland in Ewa Town Center, 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Jan. 3 at Pearlridge Center Downtown, and 7-11 a.m. Jan. 4 at Foodland in Ewa Town Center. Call 848-4770.

HOT ROD PARADE Kanehili Hawaiian Homestead in Kapolei sponsors its fourth annual Hot Rod Christmas Parade and (first-time) Lighted-Up House Contest at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 23 throughout the community. Email kanehilinsw@gmail.com.

BATTLESHIP SANTA Battleship Missouri Memorial offers photos with Santa from 8 a.m. to noon Dec. 24, plus a letter-writing station to send thanks and good wishes to active military and veterans. Round-trip shuttle costs $3, and Memorial admission is not required. Get tickets at Pearl Harbor Visitor Center or call 455-1600, ext. 246, for more information.

KAPOLEI DANCE The Kapolei chapter of Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association registers students at 7 p.m. Jan. 5, 12 and 26 at Makakilo Community Park for classes in cha-cha and tango. Classes starts at 7 p.m. Jan. 5 and meet for eight Monday nights. Call 781-2076.

AIEA DANCE The Pearlridge chapter of Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association registers students at 7 p.m. Jan. 6, 13 and 20 for lessons in fox-trot and mambo at 98-019 Kamehameha Hwy. #211A and #212A (across from Waimalu Shopping Center and next to Cutter Ford). Classes meet Tuesdays, Jan. 6-Feb. 24. Call 456-2129 or 488-3935.

NEIGHBORS Ewa Neighborhood Board meets at 7 p.m. Jan. 8 at Ewa Beach Library. Call 768-3710.

EWA DANCE The Ewa Beach chapter of Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association registers students at 7:20 p.m. Jan. 8, 15 and 22 at Mahiko District Park gymnasium on Renton Road for classes in Bachata and Viennese waltz. Classes begin at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 8 for eight Thursday nights. Call 398-9894.


GATHERING Prince Kuhio Community Center hosts The Gathering Place market from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. each Monday at 91-1270 Kinoiki St. in Kapolei, offering food, crafts and entertainment to bring Westside folks together. Vendors may call Megan at 772-6682.

YOGA Free classes in Holistic Energy Yoga meet at 10:45 a.m. Wednesdays at Waiau District Park. Call 381-4376.

AIEA HULA Hula classes on five skill levels are offered at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church hall in Aiea, conducted by Halau Hula ‘O Kala Kapeka. The church is located at 99-312 Moanalua Road. For schedule and registration, call 255-4001.

SLACK KEY Starting Jan. 22, Yameen Fong offers spring 2015 classes in beginner slack-key guitar in four weekly meetings at 9 a.m. Thursdays, and ukulele picking at 10 a.m. Thursdays, both at Ewa Mahiko District Park, 91-1145 Renton Road. Call 685-6035 or visit fongsmusic.homestead.com.

WAIPAHU ZUMBA Zumba classes with Sexy Crew are held every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at United Visayan Community Hall, 94-833 Awanei St. in Waipahu. Drop-in fee is $5. Call 393-8073.

AIKIDO Aikido Yuishinkai Honolulu leads ki and martial arts classes from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at Halawa District Park, second floor. Classes follow the teachings of Koretoshi Maruyama and Morihei Ueshiba. Students age 12 through adult are welcome. Call James Peters at 256-9944.

SELF-DEFENSE Austin Streadbeck leads a self-defense class from 6 to 8 p.m. each Wednesday and Thursday at Makakilo Community Center, based on the teachings of Henry Okazaki’s Kodenkan/Danzan Ryu Jujitsu. Call 383-1480.

WELLNESS Shizendo Ki method founder Hideo Kimura teaches Ki Wellness from 6 to 7:15 p.m. Mondays and Fridays at Soto Mission of Aiea, 99-045 Kauhale St., and a Shizen Aikiwaza class from 7:30 to 9 p.m. the same nights. Free trials are allowed. Call 671-1422.

CRESTVIEW CLUB The Crestview Seniors Club meets from 9:30 a.m. to noon each Friday at Crestview Community Park for planned fun activities and outings. All residents age 55 and older are welcome. Call Guy at 671-4838.

ALZHEIMER HELP An Alzheimer’s support group meets at 7 p.m. on the third Monday of each month at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church in Aiea. Call 591-2771.

FLEA MARKET Hawaii Self Storage conducts a flea market/swap meet from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Friday and Saturday at 2009 Lauwiliwili St. in Kapolei, with new items daily and plenty of vendors. Email rrennoe@gmail.com.

HULA WAIPAHU No Kealoha O Hula halau offers adult beginner classes at 6 p.m. and intermediate classes at 7:10 p.m. Wednesdays in Village Park. Fee is $25 plus a refundable $25 deposit. Call instructor Desiree Numango at 478-0404.

ADOPTING PETS Hawaii Dog Foundation sponsors pet adoptions from noon to 2 p.m. every Sunday at Petco Pearl City. Call 782-8387.

HABITAT HELP Habitat for Humanity Leeward Oahu seeks volunteers to help with its mission of self-built housing for low-income families in Kapolei, Ewa Beach and Waianae. Call Toni Anduha at 696-7882.

FITNESS Fit Wiz Hawaii offers classes in Pilates, yoga, Tabata and TRX Beach Boot Camps (suspension training) in Kapolei and Ewa Beach for ages 12 and older, with the first class free. For details, visit fitwiz-hawaii.com.

VEGGIE COOKS Down to Earth offers free vegetarian cooking classes at 4 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month at its Kapolei store. Call 947-3249.

ROLLER DERBY The Aloha City Rollers recruits new players and referees for league play in the West Oahu area. All men and women ages 18-50 are welcome to learn and compete in this fun team sport. Call 454-3847 or visit 808derby.com.

MASTERS SWIM The Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center offers a U.S. Masters swimming program, meeting at 7 p.m. each Monday and Wednesday at the Central Oahu Regional Park pool. Call 677-8849.

EWA CERT The Ewa Beach Emergency Preparedness Committee working to organize Community Emergency Preparedness Teams (CERT) to train residents in how to respond to a disaster. To request training or offer help, call chairman Donald Harlor at 682-0111.

KEIKI COUNCIL The Central District South Community Children’s Council meets at 6 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of the month in Moanalua High School Room G104; and the Leeward council meets at 6:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday at the State of Hawaii building, 601 Kamokila Blvd. in Kapolei All parents of children with special needs are welcome. Call 586-5363.

ROTARY P.M. The Rotary Club of Kapolei Sunset meets at 5:30 p.m. Mondays at Roy’s Ko Olina, second floor, for a program and light dinner. Cost is $20. RSVP to txtutu@yahoo.com.

ROTARY A.M. Kapolei Rotary Club meets at 7:30 a.m. Thursdays in the faculty lounge at Kapolei High School. Call 722-1489 or email htnedd@gmail.com.

STORIES Kapolei Library offers a free, interactive children’s storytime sessions at 10 a.m. each Monday and Thursday for ages 3 to 5. Call 693-7050.

MCC MARKET The Momilani Farmers Market at Momilani Community Center offers about 20 vendors plus a new family activity from 3 to 6 p.m. Fridays at 715 Hoomoana St. Call Kasey at 341-0568.

MAKEKE KAPOLEI Kapolei High School cosponsors a farmers and green market, Makeke Kapolei, from 3 to 6:30 p.m. each Thursday in the school parking lot, offering more than 30 vendors with locally grown produce, prepared foods, plants, arts and crafts, demonstrations and cultural presentations. Call 697-3599.

EWA MARKET A Mahiku Farmers Market is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays at The Waterfront at Pu‘uola, 5105 Iroquois Ave. Call 225-4002.

WAIPIO MARKET Kaiser Permanente’s Waipio Clinic hosts a Fresh Days Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays at 94-1480 Moaniani St. Call 432-2260.

CITY MARKETS The People’s Open Market sells produce on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. at Waiau District Park and 8:15-9:15 a.m. at Waipahu District Park; Fridays 7-8 a.m. at Halawa District Park and 9-10 a.m. at Ewa Beach Community Park; Sundays 7-8:30 a.m. at Kapolei Community Park, 9:30-11 a.m. at Royal Kunia Park-n-Ride and 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Waikele Community Park. For more information, call 522-7088.